Will Jerusalem be capital of Israel and Palestine? (Second Coming Watch Update #380)

Date: August 23, 2013

By: Daniel Whyte III

1. According to TIME Magazine, A member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition government created something of a stir this week when he could not foresee any peace agreement with the Palestinians that wouldn't include Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state, as well as of Israel.

2. According to Reuters and Haaretz, Twin explosions outside two mosques killed at least 42 people and wounded hundreds in apparently coordinated attacks in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Friday.

3. According to The Times of Israel, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told a group of left-wing Ministers of Israel's Knesset that if Palestine was offered a just agreement, the Palestinian Authority would agree to a final end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and “will not demand in the future to return to Jaffa, Acre or Haifa.”

4. According to the Times of Israel, Israeli fighter jets bombed targets south of Beirut early Friday morning in what the IDF spokesperson said was retaliation for rocket attacks against northern Israel the day before.

5. According to Reuters, the United Nations said the number of Syrian children forced to flee their devastated homeland reached one million on Friday, half of all the refugees driven abroad by the conflict.

Jude 14-15

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